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Panicum miliaceum

Description
Life formgrassPhysiologysingle stem, C4 photosynthesis
HabiterectCategorycereals & pseudocereals
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20321545Soil texturemediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)5007502001000Soil fertilitymoderatelow
Latitude--2530Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH66.55.28.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), desert or arid (Bw), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemsmall scale (manual), intermediate (animal drawn), large scale/commercialCrop cycle55280
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
permanent rainfedsole cropping

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragestarchseeds
food & beverageproteinseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
animal food (feed)starchseeds
animal food (feed)proteinseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsleaves
animal food (feed)mineralsleaves